The film ahead of its releases is facing protest in various parts of Gujarat due to angry protests by kshatriya andrabari community. Once the family’s release had been challenged in the Gujarat high court too through a petition.
The community group is objecting a particular dialogue in the film spoken by Deepika Padukone ‘tere me rabarika gandaa khov nahi hota to tue goli nahi chalaataa’. They said the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali showskshatriya community in derogatory items being a Gujarati. And the film tries to create a rift between kshatriya andrabari which were living peacefully in Gujarat.
Stirring to another controversy, Bhansali production has assured due credit will be given to renowned Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani whose son ‘man morbanithanghat kare’ features in the epic love story.
Bhansali earlier hadn’t mentioned the late poet’s name in the movie’s credit. The assurance letter from Bhansali production comes in response to strong objection raised by Meghani’s grandson, Pinaki Meghani. He had protested the song being labelled as traditional with no due credit to his grandfather.
He also wished that Bhansali makes the correction and gives due credit to Jhaverchand Meghani in all audio visual mediums where the song features. Meghani’s ‘manmor banithanghat kare’ in the movie Ramleela is sung by Kutchi artist Osman Mir and it was Rabindranath Tagore’s famous poem ‘Navvarsha’ that inspired the song.